We are delighted to launch the online edition of this year’s Wine List Confidential guide, profiling London’s top 100 wine-focused eateries you need to visit when restrictions are lifted.
Bert Blaize opens wine shop in classic car showroom
With car sales having taken a tumble this year, savvy sommelier Bert Blaize has opened a wine shop and deli in a classic car showroom in London’s Highgate.
Deli vision: how restaurants are changing shape
With England still in the grips of a second national lockdown, many London restaurateurs are soldiering on undeterred, turning their venues from dining rooms to delis in order to keep their businesses going during the pandemic.
Table Talk: Paul Ainsworth
The Southampton-born chef on his love of autumn, the beauty of the humble onion, and being blown away by a 24-course meal in Stockholm with Tom Kerridge.
Giant Italian food hall Eataly to open in London
Eataly, a 40,000 square foot Italian food and wine hall, will open in London’s Liverpool Street next year, marking the UK debut of the popular Italian brand.
The Drinks Trust launches networking platform
The Drinks Trust has launched an online networking platform called The Drinks Community where members of the trade can connect and share their knowledge.
Hakkasan launches wine delivery service
High-end contemporary Cantonese restaurant Hakkasan has launched a direct to consumer wine delivery service in the UK in a collaboration with Slerp.
Top bottled cocktails delivered to your door
It’s not only chefs that have been pivoting to takeaways, some of London’s top bartenders have been busy creating bottled cocktail collections that can be delivered to your door.
67 Pall Mall releases its own Cognac with Delamain
Private members’ club 67 Pall Mall in London’s St James’s has launched its own house Cognac in collaboration with Delamain.
Restos shut in San Fran while NY introduces 10pm curfew
From tomorrow, restaurants in San Francisco will be shuttered again due to rising Covid cases, while a 10pm curfew is being introduced in New York.
From bar to bottle shop: how London venues are surviving the second lockdown
A survival of the fittest scenario is playing out in the UK on-trade at the moment, and venues are being forced to adapt in order to stay afloat. Lucy Shaw talks to a trio of operators in London who have turned their bars and restaurants into bottle shops.
Table Talk: Nathan Outlaw
The seafood mad chef tells us about watching a lobster run around his kitchen as a boy, eating sea anemone in Spain, and why Champagne and fish ‘n’ chips is the best food and wine match.